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Old 05-05-2015, 07:51 AM
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Need help on 72 F100 Ranger bed panels

I've been restoring a 1972 truck I picked up. It's a 72 F100 Ranger camper special. This was an Idaho farm truck and they left a thick pad to protect the pad, I guess, and it rusted it out bad in the back. Talk about the cow poop in the skid plate LOL. I have the bottom like new, new moog front end parts and steering box and rag joint done. Rust under taken out and rust treated and undercoated.

I purchased 1972 F100 bed panel replacements and they don't fit. I was told the Ranger F100 camper special is different than the F100. I want to save the bed if at all possible.

These are pictures, does anyone know what it needs in terms of panels? Maybe the 73? I just want to keep it, if I have to I guess I can get a regular 67 to 72 and drill out the sides for moulding and put in the tool box. One picture shows the 72 F100 replacement bed panel, it doesn't fit. This truck is original and sat on a farm for years.

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Old 05-05-2015, 11:03 PM
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Camper specials are different than regular but haven't heard that the sheet metal in the floor is formed differently like that. Also not sure that the F100 had a camper special, thought those were generally 250 or so, but I am not an official at all on those.
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Old 05-05-2015, 11:09 PM
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I just need to find replacement panels that are a fit and not universal. People buy these, but I don't understand how they get them to work unless they cut each one and weld them. That's a heck of a lot of work!
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:41 AM
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Looks like the forming isn't sharp enough on that panel. Have a look at these: http://shop.broncograveyard.com/1967...ctinfo/24150/#
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:54 AM
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Looks like the forming isn't sharp enough on that panel. Have a look at these: http://shop.broncograveyard.com/1967...ctinfo/24150/#
I dunno? I think I just need to look more, buying a panel from a Bronco probably won't work
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Old 05-06-2015, 08:00 AM
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They are also for 67-79 F series.
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Old 05-06-2015, 08:18 AM
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They are also for 67-79 F series.
But 67 to 72 are one style as what I'm finding and 73 up is different. LMC may have them, so will try those next I guess.
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Old 05-06-2015, 08:31 AM
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I think these are the panels, although the picture doesn't look correct. Does anyone know if these would work? Calling them is like calling a large call center.

http://www.lmctruck.com/icatalog/fb/full.aspx?Page=23
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Old 05-06-2015, 08:56 AM
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The ones Fellro posted are for the pickup. Jeff's Bronco Graveyard sells parts for both Bronco and pickup.

Careful on the LMC stuff, they've got a history of hit and miss for fit and finish.
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Yea,the panels sure dont match up.They musta been drunk when they
stamped that sheet...

Its almost best if you found another good bed,an cut the bottom
out an use.I see daylight at the fender wells as well,but I know its
hard to find another bed of that era.I do wish you luck,an comend
you on your determination of saving an old Ford.....
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